Video door bell maker Ring announced the introduction of its smallest and most affordable doorbell yet.
Featuring a slim design with features such as HD video, two-way audio, live view, advanced motion detection, customizable privacy zones, and more. The unit is priced at $59.99 and is available for preorders now.
“Since day one, Ring’s focus has been to invent home security solutions that solve real customer problems,” says Jamie Siminoff, Ring’s founder and chief inventor. “With Ring Video Doorbell Wired, we packed the features that matter into a small, compact design, giving customers more choice when it comes to selecting the Ring Video Doorbell that best fits their needs.” The product, is a great and affordable option for those just getting started or looking to expand their Rings of security.”
Ring says the new product is an easy-to-use, affordable solution that connects to existing doorbell wiring and includes everything needed to provide peace of mind for home owners. Standard features on Ring Video Doorbell Wired include 1080p HD video with night vision and two-way audio with noise cancellation. The camera offers a clear field of view and the ability to see and speak with visitors from anywhere, the company says.
The unit also allows user to do Customizable Motion Zones, creating specific zones to trigger alerts and Privacy Zones can be set to eliminate areas a homeowner does not want to monitor. With those zones set, Advanced Motion Detection activates recording when movement is detected within a certain distance of Ring Video Doorbell Wired, sending an alert to the Ring app.
“Once installed, Ring Video Doorbell Wired is easy to use and customers have complete control over their experience within the Ring app,” the company says. “Customers can set their notification preferences, create their Customizable Motion and Privacy Zones, and also quickly connect other Ring cameras, Ring Chimes, their Ring Alarm and Ring Smart Lights to create an integrated whole-home security system and monitor what’s happening from anywhere.”
The Ring Video Doorbell Wired is also compatible with Alexa. Users simply say “Alexa, show me the front door,” to see Live View on your Alexa device or say “Alexa, talk to the front door,” to begin speaking with whoever is at the door.
Ring Protect Plan subscribers (starting at $3/month per device) can access additional features like color Pre-Roll, a six-second video preview that shows what triggered a motion alert at the door. Other features include People Only Mode, a refined motion alert sent only when human beings are detected, and Rich Notifications, which show a snapshot preview to see what’s happening in real time before opening the Ring app.
The new doorbell is available now for pre-order in the U.S. for $59.99 on ring.com and amazon.com and will begin shipping on February 24, 2021. It also will be sold exclusively in-store and online at Home Depot from February 24 through March 25.
Founded in 2013, Ring, an Amazon company, introduced the first video doorbell and then went on to offer a smart home security product line as well as the Neighbors app offering users affordable whole-home and neighborhood security.